Dancing the Awakening: a concert with Laura Inserra, Gary Haggerty, and Jérémy Marais
As part of the Rose Labyrinth Series
Musicians Laura Inserra, Gary Haggerty, and Jérémy Marais present a concert that celebrates life and the awakening. As a trio they combine ancestral traditional music and improvised music dialogues. Their music is an invitation to overcome limitations, to surrender to the ecstatic impulse that awakes within us, and to allow the body to express itself freely in its natural flow.
The room will be set up with regular chairs and an assigned area where you can dance the flow of the invisible.
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Online ticket sale ends one day before the concert. Tickets will still be available at the door at an extra charge.
Date: Saturday January 20th, 2018
Doors open: 7:30pm
Rose Labyrinth – 2138 Cedar Street, Berkeley (1 mile walk from Downtown Berkeley BART & in the middle of the Gourmet Ghetto!)
Laura Inserra is a multi-instrumentalist, sound therapist, composer, teacher, and event producer from Sicily. She is specialized in the transformative and healing power of sound, resonant frequencies, sympathetic resonance, and binaural beats. Thanks to her musical and spiritual studies with teachers from ancient and modern schools of wisdom, she has developed a unique form of healing practice called ‘Harmonizing Therapy’. Using sacred sounds, rhythms, and melodies, she creates Inner Landscapes Journeys to facilitate and nurture personal transformation and self awareness. She applies this method in one on one sessions, as well as group settings, concerts, workshops, and company retreats. Laura is a classically trained musician with a strong improvisational background. Her music displays a rich palette of global sounds using ancient and modern instruments which she infuses with a unique blend of harmonies and melody lines on top of intricate rhythmic expressions. She performs in a variety of public, private, and site-specific events including retreats and sacred ceremonies. She composes soundtracks and sound design for dance, theater, art installations, and movies. Since the age of 21, she has been teaching music to students of all ages and levels. In particular, since 2003, she is worldwide the most recognized pioneer and teacher of the Hang. She has a unique style in allowing people to access their innate creativity and express their unique abilities. She is the founder and artistic director of Samavesha, a multidisciplinary arts organization based in the San Francisco’s Bay Area. She produces site-specific performances and programs involving a variety of local and international artists of all disciplines. Her productions are deeply connected to the environment and the people she works with. The Art in Nature Festival, the Cave Concerts, the Creative Explorations Lab, and the Rose Labyrinth Series are some of the most popular. More info at https://www.laurainserra.com
Jérémy Marais, born and raised in the French Alps, he started to study saxophone as a kid and very soon developed a strong interest for improvised music. He has been living and studying traditional music in various parts of the world: West Africa, Spain, India, Turkey and Israel. As a multi-instrumentalist, Jérémy, in addition to alto and baritone sax, performs with clarinet, frame drum, kalimba, shruti box and various little percussions.Jérémy performed with international bands touring internationally for many years.During the last 10 years through various significant spiritual experiences Jérémy discovered the power music has to affect reality, to help shift, heal, let go, release, journey and grow.He is now using his musical skills toward this goal doing regular “Sound Healing Journeys” with “The Murmurations Duo” and “Sonic Shamanic”. He offers one on one healing sessions using voice, music and energy healing. Jérémy also offers weekly workshops on “Music Sound and Voice Improvisation”. More info at http://www.vibratingcells.com/
Gari Hegedus began devoting his life to music 25 years ago with the study of early European, Celtic and Bretagne music. From there he was led east into the intense practice and performance of Turkish classical and Mevlevi ceremonial music. His repertoire and playing styles span outward from Turkey to Greece and the Arab lands as well as to Iran and India. He plays the oud, violin and saz, and has expressed his talent on many other instruments including the mandocello, sarod and setar. As a composer and musician, Gari utilizes the various Eastern modal systems called maqam and has developed the art of improvisation (taqsim) to a soulful level for which he has become highly recognized. More info at http://www.garihegedus.com